HOUSTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell Pipeline today announced it has successfully concluded its binding Open Season period for firm capacity on the Westward Ho pipeline project.
Shell Pipeline received volume commitments that support the continuation of the Westward Ho Pipeline project and focuses its scope. Depending upon crudes types shipped, the Westward Ho would enable the initial distribution of approximately 300,000 bbls per day of crude to the markets and pipeline connectivity available in the Nederland/Port Arthur, Texas area. Further expansion beyond the initial capacity is possible should additional shipper commitments support such an expansion.
Shell Pipeline's Westward Ho project would enhance access for US Gulf of Mexico refiners to the anticipated increased domestic production and foreign crude available at St. James, Louisiana. Additionally, the Westward Ho would complement the new storage and logistics infrastructure that is currently being built in the St. James and Clovelly, Louisiana areas.
Subject to regulatory approval, the Westward Ho Pipeline is expected to begin service by third quarter 2015.
About Shell Pipeline Company LP: For more than 80 years, Shell Pipeline Company LP has helped meet America's energy needs. We transport more than 2 billion barrels of crude oil and refined products annually through thousands of miles of pipelines located in seven states.
We carry more than 50 different kinds of crude oil and more than 20 different grades of gasoline, as well as diesel fuel, jet fuel, chemicals, ethylene and natural gas liquids – products that are fundamental to the American way of life.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell Oil Products US, a unit of Shell Oil Company, we're part of one of the world's leading energy companies, which has been a prominent participant in America's energy industry for a century. With our integrated network of trunk lines, distribution systems, interconnects and terminals, we operate safely, efficiently and dependably – key factors in keeping the commodities we carry more affordable for the people who count on them.
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